State Seal of South Carolina

In the United States, auctions are regulated on a state by state basis. The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is a general “code of commerce” which serves as the basis for auction law and has been drafted, by many states, into their license law. Auctioneers in states that do not have a license law are required to follow UCC guidelines (Louisiana by analogy).

 

Auction School: Western College of Auctioneering is an approved auction school in the State of South Carolina.

State Auction License Required: Yes.

State License Required for Online-Only Auctions: Yes, if company and/or assets being auctioned are located in state.

Minimum Age: 18 years old.

School/Apprenticeship Required: Yes.

Bonding/ Insurance: $100 to Recovery Fund.

Licensing Period: Two years, expires June 30th of odd years.

Continuing Education Required: Yes, eight hours every two years.

Fees: Exam $25, Credit Report $10, License $300, Renewal $300 *Fees may be probated.

Reciprocity: AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WV

State Auctioneers Association: http://www.southcarolinaauctioneers.org

State Real Estate Contact: https://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/REC/

State Agency Contact:

South Carolina Auctioneers Commission

Synergy Business Park- Kingstree Building

110 Centerview Drive

Columbia, SC 29210

803.896.4670

https://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/Auctioneers/

*Courtesy in part of: The National Auctioneers Association

Auctioneer License Requirements by State

In the United States, auctioneer license requirements vary from state to state. Please visit our Auctioneer License Requirements by State page for additional licensing laws and auction resources for each state.